Sharon Schneidman holds the USDF Gold Medal and has been competing since 1968 at the FEI levels and trains horses and riders to that level. She has won through FEI levels on the East cost including USET selection trials, the Florida Winter Circuit and has won several times at Dressage at Devon. She has also won too many championships to list.
Sharon is no longer competing and focuses her energy coaching and teaching. Her many students have included ‘r’, ‘R’ and ‘S’ USEF dressage judges, USDF certified instructors, event riders through 5* level, FEI juniors and advanced young riders, FEI young horse trainers and those simply interested in improving their riding skills.
Sharon has been Chef d’Equipe and/or Advanced Young Rider Coordinator for USDF Regions 1, 4 and 5 since 1984. She coached 1-3 members of the Reg. 5 team from 1997-2002. She has served as the USDF’s National Coordinator for FEI Advanced Young Riders
She was one of two USEF coaches for the USA Paralympic Dressage Team. In July 2007 she assisted Missy Ransehousen coaching the US team at the FEI Para Dressage World Championships in England and in 2008, at the Paralympic Games in Beijing/Hong Kong. In 2012 she was Chef d’Equipe for the USA ParaEquestrian riders at the Houston CPEDI***, coached at the Paralympic Selection Trials at Gladstone and was the alternate Chef/Coach for the 2012 London Games.
Sharon is a sought after clinician and trainer. Her technical knowledge of the art of dressage and the intricacies of competition is unparalleled. She has innumerable satisfied clients of all riding levels.
Sharon’s dressage philosophy is that ‘Dressage is a serious endeavor. It also must be fun. Every rider is not going to the Olympics, so I must be able, with empathy, to teach people how to achieve their riding goals and dreams.”
Sharon has trained with Bengt Ljungquist, Nuno Oliveira, Jessica Ransehousen, Dr. Reiner Klimke and Gunnar Ostergaard.